This Sunday’s Service

30 July

The Rev Bob Fendall will lead worship and preach this Sunday.

Addresses in the series “Building Hope; Real People…Real questions” continue on Sunday 13 August when the question is “What’s the point of life when it doesn’t make sense?” This question was asked by Job after his life had been decimated through the catastrophic losses: his livestock were destroyed, his children died, and he had serious multiple health problems.

Other questions asked by real people that will be addressed in the following weeks;

20 August        ‘What do you want and who are you looking for?’
27 August        ‘How many times do I forgive a sister or brother who hurts me?’
10 September  ‘Do you love me?’
17 September  ‘What makes life worth living in the face of death?’
24 September  ‘Who do you think I really am?’

"Why are you angry?"

by Don Fergus | Building Hope; Real People... Real Questions

“Where are you hiding?"

by Don Fergus | “Building Hope; Real People…Real questions”.

New Role – Community Ministry Leader

St Mark’s Parish is wanting to appoint a person to a new role in the parish, that of Community Ministry Leader. If you would like a full description of this new part time position please contact the St Mark’s Office on 358 5443 or email

Don Lord from Hagar NZ

Don Lord, Executive Director of Hagar NZ, spoke recently at morning worship and provided a grim picture of the extent of world-wide human trafficking.  Hagar NZ’s website has full details of the work the organisation does to rehabilitate woman and children in particular. Follow this link to Hagar NZ.



St Mark’s Twilight Fair

Friday 13 October 2017, 5pm to 7pm

Come and experience this friendly event with plenty of food and goods available for sale. This year, 10% of the net proceeds from our fair will be donated to the Canterbury Charity Hospital.